Get Motivated to Birth
Just like personal development – building confidence for personal success, the same is true for childbirth.
Believe in yourself and your abilities to have a successful life. Believe in yourself and your abilities to birth your baby with or without medication.
No one is telling you “you can do this!” or “Yes! You know how to birth your baby!”
Instead, you are surrounded by a culture of negative stories about birth from other women’s experiences and negative rumors, increased testing during pregnancy, and medical interventions on the sidelines, not to mention what the media does to distort the childbirth experience. All of which instills doubt into your mind about your abilities. You ask yourself “Can I do this?”
Yes, you can.
Everything you do in life, our career, relationships, challenges, problems, choices, having children, hardships, requires “action”, choices, and decisions to do everything and have positive outcomes. Including having a baby. However, being passive in our lives, not participating in it to make changes for the better has consequences too. That’s when you live by default.
All of it requires evaluation, an inner strength, and desire to succeed. You want to succeed in your life. You want to succeed in having a satisfying birth experience.
It’s time to extract material from the Personal Development arena because the fears about life, changes, its challenges, and problems, are similar with the current “mindsets” of childbirth – that it is something to fear. It is not. The most fear (and stress) will come from you if you “imagine” not having a good birth experience for whatever reason – and stay focused on it.
Your best sign that your baby is fine is fetal movement daily and throughout the day.
Your birth experience will be influenced by your:
- attitude (some women think birth is gross, where others think it’s amazing and beautiful, some women don’t know what to expect and choose not to take childbirth classes, others do, etc.)
- confidence in abilities
- trust in your body and its ability to birth your baby
- stress level
Ask yourself …
- what ARE my strengths
- how can I manage my stress – what can I do to change things
- am I eating right during my pregnancy
- am I exercising
- do I relax daily
- do I believe in myself
- I have had challenges before – how did I get through them
- what makes me happy
- what do I need
- do I understand how my body works during birth
- have I connected with my baby while pregnant
- how can I manage any labor discomfort if I experience any
So here we go .. listen to the message. There isn’t anything you can’t do when you put your mind to it – including having a baby!